7 Welsh Easter Activity Ideas Suitable for All the Family

The Easter holidays are fast approaching, and with children off school for two weeks, finding ways to keep them entertained can be challenging. If you’re looking for ideas for activities the whole family can enjoy this Easter, Wales has plenty of options to inspire you. From outdoor adventures to historic house events, zoo days out to crafty indoor projects, here are seven wonderful Welsh Easter activity suggestions suitable for all ages.

 

Have a Historic Easter Adventure

Make magical memories searching for chocolate treasure amongst the majestic castles and historic houses in Wales this Easter. Cadw is hosting special Easter events at various heritage sites, like egg trails at Laugharne Castle, knightly adventures at Harlech Castle or a chocolatey extravaganza at Denbigh Castle. With these splendid backdrops for your family’s Easter quest, Cadw properties promise cracking holiday fun that combines history and sweet treats.

Take a Coastal Stroll

If you fancy some fresh air this Easter, head out for a walk along the Wales Coast Path. Winding for 870 glorious miles, it would take months to tackle the whole thing. But you’re spoilt for choice with shorter stretches perfect for little legs, all showcasing beautiful beaches, breathtaking cliffs and bountiful wildlife. Pack a picnic or stop at a cafe along the way. Explore rock pools, build sandcastles and breathe in the salty sea air. With treats like ice creams and seaside playgrounds to entertain kids, enjoy the spectacular shores of Wales this Easter.

Explore the Springtime Beauty of Wales

As the last icy touches of winter fade, Wales transforms itself into a springtime spectacle. The mountain snow caps melt away to reveal peaks scrubbed clean and fresh. Coastlines, sculpted by winter storms, stand pristine awaiting another coat of gold from the gentle spring sunshine. In the valleys, trees grown plump and green play host to chorus lines of birdsong. Hedgerows, flush with colour, welcome bluebells and wild garlic preparing their springtime show. Even in the cities, open spaces turn greener and shop displays glow brighter, beckoning you out to enjoy Wales this Easter time.

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Meet the Animals at Folly Farm

If you’re seeking animal adventures to entertain the children over the Easter break, Folly Farm Adventure Park and Zoo in Pembrokeshire promises two weeks of fun. As well as meeting rare species like the baby black rhino Glyndwr, kids can bounce through juggling workshops, bound along zip wires and besiege pirate fortresses. With creature encounters, shows, rides and adventure play galore, Folly Farm offers non-stop holiday entertainment to spark children’s smiles whatever the weather. Tickets can be purchased from the Folly Farm website, and you get a 5% discount if you book online.

Enjoy an Egg-stravanganza at Greenwood Forest Park

For an action-packed adventure this Easter, Greenwood Forest Park in Eryri (Snowdonia) takes some beating. With attractions ranging from the vertigo-inducing TreeTop Towers to the solar-powered thrill ride Solar Splash, all set amongst stunning Snowdonia scenery, there’s pulse-raising entertainment for kids young and old over the Easter holidays. Alongside the adrenaline adventures, there’s also a special programme of Easter activities, including magic shows, face painting, and craft workshops. Expect an eggstravaganza of Easter holiday fun that kids of all ages will enjoy!

Pedal Along the Mawddach Trail

You can’t beat the traffic-free Mawddach Trail running between Dolgellau and Barmouth for a scenic and relaxed family cycle trip this Easter. Following a disused railway line for nine gentle miles along the stunning Mawddach Estuary, with the mountains of Cader Idris as a backdrop, it’s a picturesque and relatively flat cycling trail suitable for all ages. Stop along the way to admire Snowdonia’s landscapes, see what sea life you can spot in the estuary, or break for well-earned ice creams when you reach Barmouth Beach. The Mawddach Trail promises quality family time amongst breathtaking Welsh scenery this Easter.

Crafting Fun: Get Crafty this Easter

Of course, the British weather can’t always be relied on, and this can make entertaining kids over the Easter holidays difficult. But don’t worry! If a wet weekend has you stuck indoors, why not gather the kids for some arty Easter crafts projects? Colouring is an easy activity suitable for even the littlest family members, while older children may enjoy decorating eggs or making Easter cards. You can also have a go at making an Easter bonnet or two! With a table full of pens, pencils, card, paint, and of course, plenty of chocolate eggs, an indoor crafting session can provide hours of creative fun for kids of all ages.

These are just seven wonderful Welsh activity ideas to inspire your whole family this Easter, rain or shine. Whether you’re looking for outdoor adventures, animal magic, cycling trails or crafty indoor projects, Wales has got you covered. Just add chocolate and have a very Happy Easter!

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